A Look At Russell Hornsby Personal Life & Career In Detail

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A Look At Russell Hornsby Personal Life & Career In Detail

Russell Hornsby is an actor best known for his roles in the TV series, Lincoln Heights (2007-2009) and Grimm (2011-2017). The actor also appeared in Creed II (2018), the sequel to the iconic boxing movie. 

The actor graduated from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University with a BFA in theatre and has a background in theatre. In fact, he had a successful time in off-broadway shows. 

Russell Hornsby’s Wife & Marriage

The Lincoln Heights actor is married to Denise Walker, a finance accounting specialist.

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The two started dating in 2003 and tied the knot on 1st August 2008. The ceremony took place at the Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, with 85 guests attending.

Russell Hornsby with wife Denise Hornsby during their wedding (Photo: essence.com)

Together, they have two children, both sons. The older is named Walker Red, while the younger is named Ronen Lyons.

Movies & TV Shows

The Grimm actor first played in Woo (1998). Following his screen debut, he made an appearance in Law & Order in 1999. His big break came in 2000 when he was cast as Dr. Aaron Boies in Gideon’s Crossing (2000-2001). 

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Russell went on to play in more movies and TV shows like Playmakers (2003), Haunted (2002-2008), and In Treatment (2009). 

Though a successful actor, none of his TV series made past their first season until Lincoln Heights (2007-2009).

His next big work was in Grimm (2011-2017). Some of his other notable works are Fences (2016), Seven Seconds (2018), The Hate You Give (2018), and Proven Innocent (2019). 

Awards & Nominations

Throughout his career, Russell has been nominated for 16 awards (as of January 2020). 

Among them, he has bagged four awards, including UCFA Award Best Supporting Actor for The Hate You Give, AAFCA Award for the same work in the same category, Jury Prize for Forgiven (2006), and Black Reel Award for Seven Seconds. 

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Russell Hornsby has a net worth of $4 million

Age & Bio

Russell was born on 15th May 1974 in San Francisco, California. 

Interesting Facts

  • He stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).

  • He attended St. Mary’s College High School in Berkely, California, where he played football for his high school. After his graduation, he joined BFA in theatre at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. He also went to London and studied at the British American Drama Academy.

  • The actor was surprised at the renewal of Lincoln Heights as his previous four series didn’t get renewed. 

  • Russell made his theatre debut in 1992. 

  • Some people think that the Lincoln Heights actor is gay

  • His first television appearance was in 1993 in an episode of Bill Nye, The Science Guy. 

  • The actor said that he was sure of Denise being the one for him after they broke up sometime before their marriage. 

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